Avalanche 2nd Annual Road to Prep School
North Jersey Avalanche 2nd Annual Road to Prep School
August 20-22, 2012
The North Jersey Avalanche are proud to announce our 2nd Annual Road to Prep School to take place August 20-22, 2012. The event is available exclusively to Bantam Minor, Midget 16 American, and Midget 16 National AAA players playing for the North Jersey Avalanche. In 2011 we hosted a series of practices and seminars designed to provide young players and their parents with essential information on the prep school process. In 2012 we have expanded our program to include 1999 birth year players.
Players and parents will have the opportunity to talk with prep school coaches about their programs and about what the prep school experience is really like. We will also have college coaches on hand to help our players navigate the sometimes complicated college recruitment process.
Last year the following coaches attended our seminars and practices:
- Dane Muse Yale
- Vinnie Sorriento Millbrook
- Tom Spinella Millbrook
- Brian Cibelli Kent
- Chris Bala Hill
- Matt Mulhern Hill
- Nate Yinger Hill
- Rob Hutchinson Trinity Pawling
- Ettiene Bilodeau Lawrenceville
- Chris Baudo Gunnery
- Pete Whitney Gunnery
- Brian Phinney Salisbury
Not only will our players have the chance to hear about the process but they wil also go out on the ice with these coaches as they run them through prep and college practices. This is a fantastic opportunity for young hockey players to showcase their skills and become more educated about their future in hockey.
"This is an amazing program for players and parents to get to meet and speak with dozens of prep school coaches in one place," said Dan May, North Jersey Avalanche President.
Avalanche Prep School Liaison Todd Johnson has been instrumental in bringing these coaches to these seminars as well as other practices throughout the year. "I was very impressed by what we were able to put together lat year. The caliber of coaches in attendance was fantastic. the kids got a lot of great information from some of the best in the business," said Johnson.
Over the years the Avalanche have sent numerous players to prep school. Below is a list of players who will be suiting up in prep school in 2011-2012.
- Daniel Case Kent School
- Greg Liautaud Canterbury
- John John Ganss Taft
- Luke May Choate Rosemary Hall
- Ryan Melvin Canterbury
- Jarrid Privitera Gunnery School
- Alex Rauter Choate Rosemary Hall
- TJ Roche Kent School
- Ryan Rosenthal Kent School
- Jake Thoubboron Deerfield Academy
- Elliott Vorel Milton Academy